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Achieving the American Dream would by definition ensure true happiness and success However the idea of success for one person may differ from the idea of success of another Material wealth is essential to a degree but when does the want for wealth surpass need How much effort are the dreamers willing to give of themselves in order to reach the land of promise The dream is basically the idea that any man if he works hard enough can become a success and thus achieve true happiness In the novel The Great Gatsby Jay Gatsby is a dreamer He genuinely wants to achieve the American Dream and believes that if he does he will also achieve true happiness There are however imperfections in this dream In Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby through the character of Jay Gatsby the American Dream is reduced to nothing more than a dream when Fitzgerald demonstrates that hard work does not guarantee success success does not assure happiness and that not all men are created equal The cruel contrast between Tom Buchanan and Jay Gatsby established by Fitzgerald authenticates that hard work does not always guarantee success Tom Buchanan a member of the high social class of East Egg is a prime example of this Born into luxury and prestige Tom Buchanan never works a day in his life His idea of success is to be wealthy and to be able to live an extravagant and comfortable rich life-style with his wife Daisy Daisy gleaming like silver safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor Pg 142 This reference is to the people of West Egg who do not have a place in the rich high-class society of East Egg This society accepts only those who are inherently rich which can be described as well-bred in the novels context Gatsby on the other hand is one of the many middle-class people of West Egg Although he worked for
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